I’ve said it before. I wish I’d never have to say it again. But– I have reluctant, sometimes hostile, readers.
Last year I won a grant from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Education Foundation, and with the money I purchased a whole set of these gritty, urban, teen-angst filled books that my students will at least smile (sometimes smugly) and commit to read. I know some lie, but every single student who finishes one of these roughly 120 page books has rated it at least an eight on a scale of 1 to 10. That’s pretty good, right?
I am grateful for the folks who’ve helped me get some of my chronically fake readers to at least try a book. ORCA Soundings, you are my hero.
I know to have the most success getting my students to read, I have to match books with students’ lives and interests. The only way to do that is to read books. Lots of books. My goal is to read every book in this 65+ title set. I have a long way to go, so this Monday? Here’s what I am reading:
Overdrive by Eric Walters
Exposure by Patricia Murdoch Bull’s Eye by Sarah N. Harvey
Tagged: reluctant readers